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PBS
Jul 30, 2011 12:00pm PDT
to general petraeus on his way home from afghanistan about america's longest war and other matters. >> nato forces in afghanistan have a new commander. general david petraeus is on the way home. he had been expected to serve longer but has been recalled to head the cia. the force he is leaving behind is now being quicker than he recommended. the insurgency has shown itself capable of hitting back with the assassinations and spectacular attacks. nato insists that they're winning. i asked the general what the possible grounds for optimism could be. >> what we have seen now is developing into a trend. in fact, this past week, yet again the level of insurgent attacks was lower, over 20% lower than the level of attacks in the same week last year. that makes nine of the last 13 weeks in which this has taken place in which the levels of attacks are lower than the corresponding time last year. that is completely contrary to what the intelligence professionals predicted. >> do you think that the strategic level, the death of bin laden, has created any new political possibilities or check political m
NBC
Jul 30, 2011 7:00am PDT
able to make a u-turn like this. it was just last year while leading a patrol in afghanistan that nicely was badly wounded by an improvised explosive device. though he was only the second american to survive after losing both his arms and legs, he arrived at walter reed army medical center in washington, d.c. ready to face every challenge with the same courage he faced the enemy. >> trying to figure out how i can hold it and open it up at the same time. the biggest challenge is really not having hands g. job. that was great. >> a lot harder than it looks. >> reporter: niceley mastered prosthetic limbs, becoming an inspiration -- >> great job. >> will that be debit or credit? >> reporter: -- to other wounded warriors returning from the battlefield. >> i go over there and show those guys the hospital bed is not the last place you'll be. >> reporter: todd niceley is hoping to leave it all in his rearview mirror. >> driving is a symbol of independence for most people. >> reporter: using specialized driving equipment, corporal nicely is able to safely maneuver an electronic gas an
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